Patagonia has partnered with eco-friendly biomaterial firm Yulex to create the first plant-based wetsuit. The natural rubber is made from the guayule plant and uses water as a solvent where ”Traditional rubber plants and synthetic rubber production both use environmentally harmful solvents and create a vast amount of non-biodegradable byproducts”. They’re now sharing their findings with all of the other major wetsuit producers in the hopes of having the largest environmental impact.
This is where I’ve been living for the last 3 months. Situated between 2 coastal cities in Chile, Blowing in the Wind is an eco community full of interesting, everyday Chileans and great ideas. The houses are constructed out of mud, the gardens are full of vegetables and everynight there’s good time to be had with vegetarian BBQ’s, live music, and homemade wine and beer. “The answer my friend is blowing in the wind”
Plastic Beach by the Gorillaz is an amazing album with songs that are unmistakeably influenced by our treatment of the environment. “Welcome to the world of the plastic beach” sung by Snoop Dog is a personal favorite.
Check it out here